Politics Blog

Time to ride

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By Steven T. Jones
Despite the article's deeply flawed premise, it was nice to see the Chron's Matier and Ross promote this Friday's Critical Mass ride. Read more »

What's wrong with America, in one simple stat

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By Tim Redmond

The New York Times reported yesterday that the 25 top hedge fund managers in the United States earned a combined $14 billion last year — "enough to pay New York City’s 80,000 public school teachers for nearly three years."

Think about it. Read more »

Artists to Newsom-Lennar: Get specific

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By Sarah Jane Phelan
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Estrelle Akamine, shipyard artist and Spring Open Studio coordinator, at work in her Hunters Point Shipyard studio.

As the 49ers roll out the financial details behind their plan to relocate to Santa Clara, the artists at Hunters Point Shipyard are trying to work out what Mayor Gavin Newsom’s "with or without the 49er Read more »

Another Chance to Impeach on the Beach!

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By Sarah Jane Phelan

As Bush and his pit bull Cheney try to spin their way out of their lies about Iraq, and everything else for that matter.
San Francisco cabbie and writer Brad Newsham once again invites you to lie down and send a simple message about this administration to the world: “Impeach now!”
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The end of the Blue Angels

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By Tim Redmond

I know the show is cool (even though I'm never chosen as the journalist who gets to fly in one of the planes). And I hate to be a killjoy or anything. Read more »

NYC throws down the green gauntlet

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By Steven T. Jones
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (who happens to be a Republican) yesterday unveiled a bold plan to have his city become the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable big city in the country.
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C'mon, San Francisco, are we going to take that? Read more »

Can we stop media monopoly?

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(chart from dailykos.com)

By Tim Redmond

With Clint Reilly's case against the Bay Area's newspaper barons heading for a trial that will start April 30, it's interesting to note that there's actually a bill in Congress to limit media ownership.

I suspect this isn't going anywhere soon -- the Read more »

SPEAKING OF THE MAYOR....

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Check out these threads...

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MORE RENEWABLE THAN YOU

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by Amanda Witherell

Oakland is destroying us at the green game. All told, California is doing pretty well though, thanks to AB 32, but keep an eye on Oregon. Portland's shooting for 100 percent renewable by 2010. How's our evergreen Gavin going to compete with that? Read more »

The power of press pressure

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By Steven T. Jones

The power of the press can be overstated. Over two decades in this business, I've written many good words about too many bad situations and watched nothing change. So it's nice to know that a couple drums that I've beaten recently have been heard and heeded by the powers-that-be. Read more »